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Ken Maynard .... Ken Peters, posing as the Thunderbolt Kid
Tarzan .... Tarzan, Ken's Horse
Frances Lee .... Judy Lane
Frank Rice .... Nevady
William Gould .... 'Red' Matthews
Bob Kortman .... 'One-Shot' Mallory
William Robyns .... Wingate's partner
Frank Beal .... Tobias Oldham
Wilfred Lucas .... Eaton (railroad president)
December 14, 2019 Subject:
Ken Maynard - Phantom Western
One of the silliest westerns I have ever seen. Ken Maynard plays a moron who pretends to be a tough guy so people will leave him alone. After his partner Frank Rice tells the town folk "The Phantom Thunderbolt" is a terror, he rides into town guns ablazing. He goes to the cafe where the love-at-first-sight pretty owner, Frances Lee, tells him the place is closed and he immediately goes into his polite, tongue-tied, flustered in the presence of a pretty woman routine. When a bad guy enters and demands food, Maynard gets into a fight with him and wrecks the place - all the dishes, most of the stools, tables and chairs, the front windows and more. And so he goes.back and forth from silly good boy to two-fisted, gun-toting mean hombre. He gets captured more than once and almost wrecks Frances Lee's house. In the end he beats the bad guys up with the help of the townsfolk and railroad representatives he previously humiliated. Maynard sure has a smart horse - and lucky for it. As stupid as they come, but watchable.
August 17, 2010 Subject:
Great movie, Thanks for reviews, I liked watching it.
June 29, 2008 Subject:
Coyote Gulch needs a Thunderbolt
good guy in White Hat - stagecoach holdups, bankers stripped down to their underwear, plates smashed in restaurants, - you will love this one
December 18, 2005 Subject:
Watch out for those bar stools...
In a town where people like to signal their arrival by shooting their guns high high up in the air! Comes a stranger who warns of the mean mean man heading up this way by the name of 'Phantom Thunderbolt'. The townspeople are predictably alarmed (except for of course, the undertaker, who starts fondling his tape measure), When Thunderbolt DOES arrive, he's actually not as bad as all that. You see, the warning stranger is actually his friend, and he just likes to do that to bring attention to himself (smart guy!). Soon, thunderbolt does do some good by ridding the town of some problematic folk. The bankers are impressed, and want Thunderbolt to be sheriff. He'll do it under one condition.. He must first get to kiss the town's only girl! The bankers agree that it's a fine idea to sell her off for this proposal (!!) and soon, Thunderbolt is fighting badasses in town so that the town will have a squeeky clean image for a chance for the railroad to come through!
This is a pretty fun film, though instantly forgettable. Ken Maynard is fun as the hero, and Francis Lee is quite good too.
June 12, 2005 Subject:
A Fun B Western To Watch...
I tell it as I see it. This is one of those good guy/bad guy shows and well put together with the knight in shining armor thingy thrown in to boot.
I liked the show and figure it was well worth the download to watch. This one even has the rail road going through the town as a bonus added in it.
I liked it. The acting wasn't phony and as I've seen in some films acting school wasn't a must in those days for one to become a star heh, heh. This one did have some good acting in it though.